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FULL Guide to The Best Maine Motels and Small Hotels

Typically, Maine motels are less expensive than hotelsfull-service resorts, and intimate bed and breakfasts. You can find motels with full-service properties that include spacious outdoor pools, balconies, and kitchen suites. Or, you could book smaller lodging with a more relaxed and secluded feel.

Some motels along the coast offer boat tours and shopping packages. Others are largely found throughout the state near highways or main streets — owning the term “motor lodge” accommodations. Such motels are generally very convenient — pull the car up to your motel room, unload, and relax.

Featured Maine Motels & Small Hotels

Rhumb Line Resort | Family Getaway in Kennebunkport 207-967-5457 | 41 Turbats Creek Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
The Rhumb Line Resort is Kennebunkport's only resort with indoor and outdoor heated pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and a covered open-air seasonal bar and grill. Free WiFi. Deluxe accommodations in a quiet wooded setting, short walk to the ocean. All rooms with 2 queens or 1 king, AC/heat, CCTV, mini fridge, coffee maker, deck or patio. Deluxe continental breakfast included. Kids 12 and under stay free. Visit website for specials. Open February-December. Learn More
Bailey Island Motel | Modern Getaway on Bailey Island 207-833-2886 | 2041 Harpswell Islands Rd, Bailey Island, Maine
Nestled on tranquil Bailey Island and serviced by the world's only cribstone bridge. The Bailey Island Motel has 19 spotless mini-suites with private baths, sitting area, smart tv, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, A/C, heat and more. Sit outside your room in your own Adirondack chairs sipping your morning coffee and plan the day's adventures. Enjoy the island's local fare at our wonderful restaurants. Perfect for a couples getaway, family outing, or Maine staycation! Learn More
Sea Cliff House Motel | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-4874 | 2 Sea Cliff Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Twelve miles and 20 minutes from Portland enjoy all the comforts of home in our quiet, privately owned Sea Cliff House Motel, where the ocean is your front yard and the seven-mile-long beach awaits you. Two-room kitchenette efficiencies or ocean front motel rooms. Heated seasonal pool, year round hot tub, lounge chairs, comfortable lawn furniture, a canopied gas grill area, outdoor shower. The nostalgic Old Orchard Beach Pier is only a 10-minute walk. Go to our web site to see our all new oceanfront Grand Suite. Learn More
Atlantic Oceanfront Hotel | Wells Beach 207-646-7061 | 37 Atlantic Ave, Wells Beach, Maine
Directly on the water in Wells Beach. An ideal beachfront location between Portland and Portsmouth, the Atlantic Oceanfront Hotel is a welcome sight to travelers seeking the flavor and excitement of a Maine vacation. Offering a variety of rooms to make your vacation special. Choose from rooms with king, queen, or double beds. For extra comfort we offer one-room luxury studio suites with two double beds, or king, with queen size convertible sofas and microwave ovens. An ocean view with every room. Learn More
Sea Mist Resort Motel | Wells 800-448-0925  | 733 Post Road, Wells, Maine
Affordable Resort Motel located near Kennebunkport, Wells Beach and Ogunquit. The resort features an indoor pool, hot tub, sun deck and BBQ area. Free WiFi, local calling and pool towels. All rooms have a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot with free coffee. Full baths, climate control, CCTV with DVD and hair dryers. Most rooms with a queen size bed and sleep sofa. We also feature 2 one-bedroom suites with a separate bedroom and small kitchen, dining and living area. Learn More
Sands by the Sea | York Beach 207-363-2211 | 15 Ocean Avenue, York Beach, Maine
Nestled on one of southern Maine’s most dearly loved stretches of coastline the superb seaside location of our Hotel guarantees that relaxation begins the moment you arrive. Leave your car and stroll to the quaint shops, restaurants, and amusements... or simply walk across the road and stick your toes into the sand, sit on the beach, and take in the surf. Choose from ocean and pool view guest rooms to spacious suites. Learn More
Flagship Inn & Suites | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-5094 | 200 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Boothbay Harbor's top rated affordable hotel. Affordable Rooms & Family Suites with easy access to all of Boothbay Harbor & The Botanical Gardens. Less than a mile from the ocean and downtown Boothbay Harbor, on the Trolley Route. Pool, hot tub, complimentary breakfast, playground, picnic area, free Wi-Fi, and direct access to walking trails. Pet friendly. The best value and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Open year round. Learn More
Executive Motel | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-4637 | 38 East Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Friendly, family owned 24-room motel just 75 yards to The Beach, and 150 yards to the famous Pier. Heated outdoor pool. Clean spacious rooms, all of which feature cathedral ceilings, air conditioning, Cable TV, daily maid service, full private baths, mini-fridges and microwaves, and free WiFi. Back yard area is quiet and grassy with a children's play area with swing set and sand box, plus a BBQ area with grills and picnic tables. Affordable room rates. Complimentary coffee each morning in the lobby. Learn More
Cod Cove Inn | Edgecomb 207-882-9586 | 22 Cross Road, Edgecomb, Maine
Perfectly located between Pemaquid and Boothbay peninsulas with all of Midcoast Maine at your doorstep. The Cod Cove Inn offers the privacy of a hotel with the warm, friendly atmosphere of a coastal inn. Four acres of sweeping lawns and groomed gardens, a heated swimming pool in season, and 28 elegantly appointed rooms. Every room offers a commanding panoramic view of the western sky, the tidal Sheepscot River and the village of Wiscasset, Maine’s prettiest village. A deluxe continental breakfast is included in-season; off-season, in-room breakfast is provided. Several pet-friendly rooms. Open year round. Learn More
Glen Cove Inn and Suites | Rockport/Camden 207-594-4062 | 866 Commercial Street Route 1, Rockport, Maine
Top Rated Hotel in Rockport on TripAdvisor! 36 room Inn located in picturesque Rockport Maine and just minutes from beautiful Camden and Rockland Harbors. Each room and suite features Excellent Hospitality, Air Conditioning, Internet Access, Refrigerators, Cable TV, Private and/or Shared Decks. Enjoy our Heated Pool, Trail Along the Coast, Guest Laundry, and Free Better-Than-Continental Breakfast! Easy access to many museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, windjammer cruises, lighthouses and ferry service to local islands. Learn More
Towne Motel | Camden 207 236 3377 | 68 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
Friendly, owner-run motel on Rt 1, just three blocks from postcard-perfect Camden harbor. Easy to find, can’t miss the big blue sign, and convenient five minute stroll into the village. The only motel in downtown Camden. We pride ourselves on offering the personal attention of a B&B. 17 immaculate rooms, including one pet friendly studio with kitchenette. Free WiFi and parking, A/C, flat screen TVs, refrigerator, Keurig coffeemaker, PAYA bath products, outdoor seating, and affordable rates! Learn More
Kennebunk Gallery Cottages | Kennebunk 207-985-4543 | 65 York Street, Kennebunk, Maine
Comfortable 1 and 2 bedroom housekeeping cottages with kitchenettes and motel rooms on four acres. Large swimming pool, as well as sports and children’s play areas. Free WiFi. All units with A/C, heat, phone, extended cable, deck or screened porch. Located within walking distance of the town of Kennebunk with dining for all budgets, shopping, antiquing, old Captain’s homes. Centrally located within an easy drive to all area attractions. Learn More
Lodge at Kennebunk | Kennebunk 207-985-9010 | 95 Alewive Rd, West Kennebunk, Maine
Quiet 8-acre wooded setting adjacent to highway. Minutes to Kennebunkport. Deluxe continental breakfast. 40-foot heated pool. Game room with air hockey and 8-foot pool table. Conference room can seat 40+. Outside activities include horse shoes, volleyball, shuffleboard and playground. We also offer picnic tables and gas grills. CCTV, AC, phones, mini-fridges and microwaves in all rooms. Rooms are either: 1 king bed, 2 double beds or 2 and 3 room suites (one with a Jacuzzi tub). Pets and Smoking in designated rooms only. Learn More
Elmwood Motor Court | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-2611 | 183 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Quiet, spacious and beautiful, our property is the perfect setting for a private weekend getaway or a family seeking a safe, fun-filled spot. We are only minutes away from the beach, Pier and attractions. We have a large swimming pool, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, a children’s playground, recreation room with games and plenty of space for football, Frisbee, or relaxing. We have gas grills available and several outdoor fireplaces. In the morning, complimentary coffee is available in the office. Learn More

About Motels & Small Hotels in Maine

Maine motels often have great low rates and seasonal specials for very affordable vacations. They offer some of the best prices and locations in the area with all the standard amenities, including outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness rooms, cable TVs, Wi-Fi, and more. Here’s more about small hotels’ locations and amenities.

Locations

Motels are known for their prime locations, drawing those traveling for business, or vacationers on road trips through Maine. While they usually have the comforts of pools, hot tubs, fitness facilities, etc, generally their purpose is to provide easy travel.

Often found on main streets, near turnpike exits, and off highways, motels are the perfect choice for those taking a Maine vacation. The idea of visiting Vacationland is to enjoy Maine — not necessarily to lounge around in the pool all day. In fact, there is much to see and do in Maine! It’s blessed with thousands of miles of scenic coastline, picturesque lakes and mountains, and historic old towns, so it’s hard to find a bad location to stay.

The Southern Maine Coast offers an abundance of vacation spots with top-rated beaches, animated nightlife, gourmet dining, and high-end shopping. Further up the coast, dozens of quaint seaside and historic towns are perfect for a romantic getaway or an outdoor adventure in the Maine Highlands region. In the Lakes and Mountains Region, you will find motels overlooking lakes, rivers, and mountains.

Amenities

Maine motels and small hotels are usually located within easy access to beaches and towns with great shopping and dining options. Most of them are open year-round, and each season gives visitors a unique experience. During winter and ski season, visitors can find motels near Sunday River and Saddleback. On the other hand, motels near lakes are most popular in spring, summer, and fall.

Plus, more and more Maine motels offer pet friendly lodging, so you can bring your dog on vacation to Maine with you. Don’t assume that pets are welcome in every motel, though. Make sure that the website indicates that the property allows pets (usually just dogs), so call ahead to reserve a pet friendly motel room.

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